on Feb 18, 2011
Last night during a House debate, California Representative Jackie Speier, talked about her own abortion after what she considered to be an offensive presentation from New Jersey Representative Chris Smith.
The debate was over legislation to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, headed by Indiana Representative Mike Pence. Although Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier intended to speak about a different issue, GOP Rep. Chris Smith’s graphic description of an abortion procedure turned her “stomach in knots.”
“I lost a baby. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Feb 17, 2011
Joel Northrup, a homeschooled Iowa senior and standout wrestler, has defaulted on his match with Megan Herkelman, a Cedar Falls freshman, because he refuses to compete against a girl. Herkelman and fellow Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black made history this year by becoming the first two female wrestlers ever to quality fort the state's wrestling championships. Black lost her first match, but Herkelman succeeded in pinning her opponent and will advance to the next round, where she would have been facing Northup, if he hadn't backed out. Read More
BY Emilie Branch
on Feb 17, 2011
Welcome to the latest in period technology... “Sexy” period technology. The innovative minds over at sexyperiod.com have invented underwear that soaks up your menstrual blood; think panties with a built in pad. The underwear is apparently leak-proof (the padding extends throughout) and the site claims it’s comfortable. It’s also the cutest diaper I’ve ever seen. The advertising copy is a bit over the top: “Always chic, always sexy, you rule the city. Read More
on Feb 16, 2011
The recent onslaught of attacks on women’s reproductive rights has been depressing, to say the very least. Lisa Edelstein, star of “House”, has fought back by starring in a “coat hanger” abortion ad. The ad made by MoveOn.org features Edelstein in 50’s garb as she narrates, “Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. Read More
While the tension in Egypt was coming to a climax with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, Lara Logan, CBS News correspondent and native of South Africa who has covered war zones for 18 years, stood bravely amongst the riotous torrent of celebrating people in Tahrir Square to cover this incredible, and significant event.
But then, just moments after the above photo was taken, while attempting to maneuver away from the crowd, Logan, her crew, and security team found themselves surrounded by a hysterical mob of more than 200 people. Read More